Infy joins Elon Musk in backing artificial intelligence venture

Infosys has joined a few global technology companies and entrepreneurs to support a non-profit research venture into artificial intelligence.OpenAI, which was launched on Friday, is supported by Amazon Web Services; Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla; and Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal. Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, and Sam Altman and Jessica Livingston, both from Y Combinator, have also committed to the funding. “In total, these funders have committed $1 billion, although we expect to only spend a tiny fraction of this in the next few years,” the newly formed company announced in a blog post.The founders of the initiative have roped in Ilya Sutskever, a former Google research scientist, as research director. Greg Brockman, a former chief technology officer at payments startup Stripe, has joined as chief technology…


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